Würzburg bring in experienced goalkeeper

Würzburger Kickers have confirmed their latest signing, with Fabian Giefer joining from FC Augsburg and handed a two-year deal.

The goalkeeper leaves Augsburg after making just four appearances in three seasons. He also previously played for Schalke, Bristol City, Fortuna Düsseldorf and Bayer Leverkusen.

The 30-year-old will offer extra experience to a goalkeeping team that also included the more inexperienced duo of Eric Verstappen (26) and Vincent Müller (19), and one would imagine he will be the first choice for the club in the 2. Bundesliga.

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“There is no question that, with the enormous amount of experience he has gained in all of his stations in the Bundesliga, he is a very important factor for our young team,” says coach Michael Schiele of his new goalie. He adds that he is “convinced” that he will “show his qualities on the pitch.”

“I find the task here in Würzburg very exciting,” says Kiefer of his move. Whilst he will be hoping for more first team football, he adds that he wants to “help the many young players with their experience in the next step of their development.”

He is the third confirmed newcomer at the promoted club this summer, following Tobias Kraulich and David Kopacz.

Published by jamesrees1989

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